by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, April 18th, 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:22 pm, April 10th, 2014
Comixology co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger has just posted a message on the site revealing their acquisition of the digital comic site by Amazon.com. He wrote, “We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan. With Amazon’s help, this crazy goal is more possible than ever before. With the Kindle, Amazon has shown a passion for reinventing the reading experience, just like comiXology has shown for comics and graphic novels.”READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:45 pm, March 13th, 2014
Most Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter supporters are still eagerly anticipating the release this weekend, though the ones able to shell out the big bucks have already seen it. But like most things in Hollywood, sequel talk starts early and Veronica Mars is no exception. Meanwhile, how would you like to make money off your (non-smutty) Veronica Mars fanfic? Amazon has just the thing…READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, December 23rd, 2013
One of the great things about self-publishing it that it allows authors to get their works out to the masses without the hassle of going through publishers who might not understand the, er, niche appeal of what they write. Like, for example, erotica where ladies get down and dirty with mythological creatures like minotaurs, boar gods, cthulhu, and mermen. And hey, I may not agree with the Bigfoot porn you read, but I’ll defend to the death your right to read it.
The same is not true of Amazon, which has been yanking “cryptozoological erotica” from their digital shelves. For shame, Amazon. For shame.READ MORE
by Brooke Jaffe | 11:45 am, August 5th, 2013
The collective fandom groan that is Kindle Worlds (Amazon’s project to sell fanfiction) has picked up another author’s oeuvre– literary legend Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Let’s lampshade the irony of Kilgore Trout (perennially penniless sci-fi author who can only get his work published in porn magazines, recurring Vonnegut character, noted communist) being used to sell an open-exchange fandom’s work back to them for a profit.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:46 pm, July 10th, 2013
I can’t blame you if you haven’t been following the Department of Justice’s suit against Apple and (originally) five other book publishers for price fixing in the eBook market. It’s kind of arcane and weird, but it’s an arcane and weird thing that may affect the entire electronic book market, and if you’re the kind of book reader who looks at gamers flipping out about DRM that places unreasonable requirements on the user and thinks “there but for the grace of God go I,” you might want to pay attention. Just in case.READ MORE
by Brooke Jaffe | 2:45 pm, July 9th, 2013
Amazon.com announced today that it will be starting it’s own comics imprint: Jet City Comics. The first titles the line will be sporting are adaptations of such big name authors like George R.R. Martin, Neal Stephenson, and Hugh Howey.
Go under the cut for comic book covers, commentary, and titles.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:00 pm, May 29th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:19 am, May 22nd, 2013
Not just any old fanfic. Your Star Trek/Supernatural crossover high school AU won’t earn you any dough quite yet. But with a new program called Kindle Worlds writers in certain fandoms, with more to come, will be able to publish their fic on Amazon. And earn royalties. Completely legally.
There is no gif that can express what my brain is doing right now. In text form, it’s “??!??!?!!?!?!?.”READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:48 am, March 26th, 2013
Attempts to get a Zombieland television show off the ground have been happening since before the movie was even conceived, but it’s taken the mercantile nature of growing online streaming video market to give it its best chance yet. Even so, when Amazon.com’s pilot of the show does air, it won’t get turned into a series unless it pulls enough eyeballs, so you should probably get used to the new actors playing the characters.
I asked Zombie Bill Murray whether he’d be appearing, but he said nobody would ever believe him.READ MORE